THE2000 Exam 4 Study Guide

THE2000 Exam 4 Study Guide - E xam 4 notes -Gay &...

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Exam 4 notes Begins in the 1960’s with gay rights movement Pivotal movement: The Stonewall Riots (1969), gay bar in the 60’s. Drag Queens hung out there; cops used to raid it, pull them outside, etc. Emerges in gay communities of urban centers (San Fran, NYC) AIMS: Activism- protest against discrimination Education- AIDS/safe sex celebration of gay culture -Camp: a style of comedy ironic: Susan Sontag calls in “failed seriousness” (wonderfully terrible) (ex. Rocky Horror Picture Show) celebrates the artificial: often uses “drag” a means of subculture communication Carmen Miranda (famous drag queen) The word “comedy” comes from Comus, a Greek fertility god Aristotle said comedy represents men as worse than they are; tragedy represents them as better. Henri Bergson said nothing is comic outside of what is exclusively human -Insensibility accompanies laughter (have to be a little callous, laughing instead of empathizing when someone gets hurt) -Laughter needs company -Comedy is culturally specific -superimposes the mechanical on the living Psychological Theories
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Establishment of superiority : the idea of ‘we laugh at’ to make fun of, by doing so we promote our own eminence (you are down there, I am up
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